The hallmark of clinical supervision is the opportunity to reflect on one’s own practice, to gain others’ opinions and develop a more accurate self-appraisal. The learning process involves dialogue, openness to in-depth reflection on practice and receiving both challenging and supportive feedback.
Trauma-informed supervision adds depth and added dimension to looking at clients and workplace systems. Through a trauma-informed lens we can recalibrate our notions of resistance, manipulation, personality disorders and look to self-protection, reenactment and post-traumatic growth. This lens assists us in being more relevant to the needs of the client and consequently more efficient and effective in the work we do.
When working with human suffering on a daily basis we as workers become sensitive to the despair, frustration and fear embodied in our clients. In order to be effective in our work we need to be grounded, hopeful and focused.
private practice and agency consultation/clinical supervision
Natalie is available to consult with mental health professionals (individually or as a team) either on a one-time or continuing basis by ZOOM, OTN, FaceTime, telephone or in person about a variety of matters including but not limited to: trauma treatment; countertransference issues with trauma survivors; vicarious traumatization; treatment planning; developing containment and self-soothing skills in severely dissociative trauma survivors; risk management with trauma clients; and trauma informed team collaboration with challenging cases.
Group Supervision - CONTACT to join an in-person or online group
There are 13 Supervision Groups Natalie facilitates for mental health professionals. The groups are very dynamic and eclectic. Groups are formed by scope of practice: private practice, case management, agency-based counselling and management (clinical program managers/ directors). Participants have varied clinical experiences, including: private practice, services for vulnerable populations, sexual assault treatment, community health centres, family health services.
2019 Supervision Group Dates: March - June Fee: $367.25
IN- PERSON GROUP (5-6 participants)
Time: 10AM - 12PM or 1PM - 3PM
Location: near Dupont and Spadina
ONLINE/ ZOOM (4 participants)
Time: 9AM - 10:30AM, 11AM - 12:30PM or 1:30PM - 3PM
CRPO MEMBERS - CLINICAL SUPERVISION
I supervise a number of CRPO members in agency settings and in-private practice. I am not a member of the CRPO, however, I do meet the criteria set out by the CRPO that took into effect April 1, 2018.
The CRPO Registration Committees criteria for demonstrating competence in providing clinical supervision:
I am a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Work;
I have over 5 years of extensive clinical experience;
I have over 1,000 direct client contact hours;
I have over 150 hours of clinical supervision
I have an Advanced Clinical Supervision Certificate from the Smith College School of Social Work, Northhampton, U.S.A
I can provide a signed declaration that I understand CRPO’s definition of clinical supervision, clinical supervisor and the scope of practice of psychotherapy.
I can provide CRPO members a ‘supervision contract’ which meets the CRPO criteria. I also can provide the Clinical Supervision Attestation Form on an annual basis (as requested); and I can document and provide a record of supervision dates and hours.